Margaret Ann Smith Perrell

Published 10:58 am Thursday, October 8, 2015

Margaret Ann Smith Perrell, 74, died on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. She spent her final days at home, surrounded by the family and friends she loved.

She  was born March 28, 1941, in Davie County to the late John Wesley and Mabel Livengood Smith.

Survivors: her best friend and husband, Daniel York Perrell; her daughters, Janet Ann Perrell and Tammy (Mike) Stegall; her grandchildren, Michael, Daniel and Faith Stegall, all of Davie County; her sister, Linda (Don) Spake, especially dear; her brothers and sisters-in-law, John (Ruth) Perrell, Mike (Vickie) Perrell, Bill (Juanita) Perrell, and Ruby Freeman; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters but survived by their spouses, Nora Smith, Cathy Barney and Barbara Smith.

She worked many years for Josten’s Printing Co., but considered her primary role as a caregiver to family. She loved to raise a garden and spent many hours canning, freezing, preparing and serving food to her family as long as she was able. Family was always top priority and she served them daily through supportive presence, encouraging words and willingness to help. She enjoyed every moment with her grandchildren. She drew strength from the Lord and from the husband He provided, whom she called her rock” She was a living example of a Proverbs 31 wife.She was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church. She was sweet, thoughtful  and showed kindnesses to others, quietly and never with self-serving motives. She had a thankful heart and appreciated any kindness she received.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rodney Burton officiating. The family received friends Friday, Oct. 9 at the funeral home. Burial followed in Forest Hill Memorial Park in Lexington.

Memorials: Fulton UMC, PO Box 87, Advance.